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19 May, 2023 - Updated Last updated on
20 May, 2023

Posted by Spaceships Crew

You won't have to go without the festival vibe when roadtripping in Australia. There are heaps of awesome festivals in Australia that will give you that same summer feeling as in Europe or the USA. We have great local festivals and some famous international festivals taking place here. Check it out.

We have selected the best festivals in Australia for you. These festivals will really make your head spin. No matter the kind of music you are into, there's a festival for everyone.

1. Byron Bay Bluesfest 2024

  • Dates: 28 March til 1 April 2024
  • Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.
  • What is it? "Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival. It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend."
  • Line-up 2024: to be announced soon
  • Line-up 2023: Beth Hart, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Doobie Brothers, Counting Crows, Joe Bonamassa, Jackson Browne, Kaleo, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tash Sultana, Xavier Rudd and many more amazing artists performed at this festival.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now (festival tickets and camping tickets, don't miss out)
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

2. Splendour in the Grass 2023

  • Dates: 21, 22, and 23 July 2023
  • Where: North Byron Parklands in Wooyung, New South Wales (NSW)
  • What is it? Annual music festival with a mixed line-up (various music styles and international artists)
  • Line-up 2023: Lizzo, Mumford and Sons, Lewis Capaldi, Flume, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sam Fender, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and many more amazing artists will perform.
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: on sale now from the official ticket outlet
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival

4. Strawberry Fields 2023

  • Dates: 17, 18, and 19 November 2023
  • Where: The Wildlands, Tocumwal (2.5 hours from Melbourne, and 7 hours from Sydney)
  • What is it? An annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression
  • Line-up 2023: no info yet
  • On-site camping: yes
  • Tickets: register for tickets
  • More inforead more about it on the official website of the festival
5 Amazing festivals in Australia:  are you ready to party?

Amazing festivals in Australia: are you ready to party?

Festivals in Australia that are on hold or don't exist anymore

Things change, and festivals appear and disappear. Especially in the post-COVID world and when economic times are tougher. It's sad but true. The following festivals in Australia were mentioned in earlier editions of this blog post but as there is no news about them (yet) we have moved 'em to this section. Great festivals, great memories. Fingers crossed they will return one day.

Download Festival (the last edition took place in 2020)

  • Dates: 20 March 2020 in Melbourne | 21 Mar 2020 in Sydney (last edition of this festival, no news, no new dates)
  • Where: Sydney and Melbourne
  • What is it? The world-famous rock & metal festival Download came to Australia for the first time in 2018 aka Download Down Under
  • Line-up 2020: My Chemical Romance (only shows in Australia), Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Alestorm, Testament, Lacuna Coil, Hands Like Houses, In Flames and many more awesome bands.
  • On-site camping: no
  • Tickets: 
  • More infoofficial website of the festival

At which festival in Australia will you party?

And that's just a few awesome festivals in Australia. There are more festivals and events taking place each year. Take for instance 2017, the year the world-famous EDM festival Sensation came to Australia. As soon as more awesome festivals are announced we'll update this blog post... Or we'll create a new post specifically focussed on a specific even or festival in Australia that is taking place that year.

There's more to come, Space Travellers... Have a great #spaceshipsroadtrip 

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